Metra will be operating on a reduced service Sunday/holiday schedule on all lines Friday, July 3 through Sunday, July 5.
Sunday/holiday schedules mean that train service will not operate on the North Central Service, Heritage Corridor, SouthWest Service and the Metra Electric Blue Island Branch from Friday, July 3 through Sunday, July 5, as trains do not normally operate on Sundays on those four lines. Metra will return to its current weekday alternate service schedule on Monday, July 6.
For those needing to travel during the holiday weekend, Metra is offering a $10 three-day pass for unlimited travel July 3 through July 5. The pass can be purchased with cash on the train or via the Ventra app, which can be downloaded through the App Store or Google Play. (Select the “4th of July 3-Day Pass” within the app; do not select the regular “Weekend Pass” or the new “$10 All-Day Pass.”) Monthly Pass holders can use their tickets for unlimited travel across the Metra system July 3 through July 5.
Metra’s Family Fares are also in effect: throughout the summer, up to three kids 11 and under can ride free with each fare-paying adult.
Alcohol and glass bottles will also be prohibited on all Metra trains beginning Friday, July 3 through Sunday, July 5.
Additionally, Metra reserves the right to prohibit bikes and e-scooters onboard if the train is crowded or access is impeded, and makes no assurances that space will be available.
Metra reminds all riders that face coverings, covering both the mouth and nose, should be worn on board trains during the pandemic per Gov. Pritzker’s executive order. Customers should also try to observe physical distancing guidelines; no more than one person per seat, please, unless you’re part of a group traveling together. Let’s all work together to keep each other safe.